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Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jane den Hollander, says that research has an important place in the way Deakin University interacts with the Geelong community.
Writing for the Perspective page in The Geelong Advertiser, Professor den Hollander said one of the pleasing aspects for her of recent developments in research at Deakin was the way the University was able to bring home talented researchers.
"Earlier this month, Dr Tania Koning-Ward won the Commonwealth Health Minister's Medal for Excellence in Health and Medical Research," Professor den Hollander wrote.
"Tania grew up in Geelong but never thought she would have the opportunity to work here. Deakin's growing medical research expertise has brought her home.
"It is the same with Associate Professor Bronwyn Fox. She left Geelong to get her PhD but is now part of a research team that is working in AFFRIC, the Australian Future Fibres Research and Innovation Centre."